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11 Day Kung Fu Camp: Qi Gong, Internal Form, and Shaolin Weapons in Sithonia, Central Macedonia
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Lacara Camping, Koutloumoussi Coast Sithonia, Challkidiki, Greece

Traditional Kung Fu Training in Greece

Here comes a Kung Fu camp in Greece! To all Kung Fu and martial arts enthusiasts in Europe (or further) that wish to keep on their practice or to discover something new in a beautiful setting, join Thomas Croc of the Nam Yang Kung Fu School to practice together. This martial arts retreat focused on traditional Shaolin Kung Fu is open for all levels. The camp will take place in a unique natural setting, with lush forest right on the coast and a beautiful beach in Sithonia, Greece. Thomas looks forward to welcoming you at the Kung Fu camp!

Meet the instructors

Thomas
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Highlights

  • 6 hours of guided classes per day and 2 days off training
  • Taoist theory, meditation, bodywork, or stretching sessions
  • Follow the teaching style of the southern Shaolin school of Chinese Kung Fu
  • Qigong, Shuang Yang (internal form similar to Tai Chi), walking and sitting meditation
  • Drills, learning the Kung Fu moves, interactive exercises, and a Shaolin weapon class
  • Beginner-friendly practice; Thomas is available to assist in any difficulty of students
  • Unique natural setting, with lush forest right on the coast and beautiful beach
  • 10 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


10 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: French
Group size: 6-20 participants
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Accommodation

Various options for accommodation are available to suit different budgets and personal preferences:

Tent

Bring your own tent. The rate includes the use of electricity and communal showers and toilets

Bamboo hut (2 people)

The bamboo hut comes with a small fridge and outdoor table and chairs. You can choose between a double bed or twin beds. No cooking or toilet equipment

Caravan (2 people)

The caravan is equipped with furniture, fridge, kitchen, and outdoor sitting area. No toilet.

Mobile home (2 people)

This is a cabin with a terrace, outdoor sitting area, twin beds, furniture, sink, fridge, WC/shower, and air conditioner.

Bungalow (2 people)

This furnished bungalow comes with a kitchen, WC/shower, dining table, and terrace.

Big bungalow (4 people)

It comes with one double bed and 2 mattresses in the attic, fully equipped kitchen, fridge, cooking stove, WC/shower, furniture, air conditioner, and terrace.

Program

The curriculum

The camp will follow in principle the curriculum of the Nam Yang Kung Fu School, which includes different classes with a different focus. It will aim to have a balanced schedule every day and can adjust to the group's energy levels as everyone moves through the retreat.

There will also be days off for resting and enjoying the beach and forest. Midday sessions are optional and centered around Taoist theory, meditation, bodywork, or stretching.

The program will be a combination of the two pillars of Chinese Martial Arts: the internal work classes consist of Qigong, Shuang Yang (internal form similar to Tai Chi), walking and sitting meditation; and the external work practice which is namely the Kung Fu classes where the material includes drills, learning the Kung Fu moves (punches, blocks, kicks), interactive exercises such as pushing hand and sticky hands, and a Shaolin weapon class.

The training will also include workouts and stretching sessions for strengthening and elasticity. There will be time for warm-up and cooling down or stretching before and after every dynamic session.

All sessions are beginner-friendly, and the instructor is available to assist in any difficulty of students. Kung Fu practice is always conducted in a respectful and playful way. The aim is to strengthen your body and mind and stability and have fun by interacting with each other and challenging each other.

Daily schedule - general outline

  • 3-hour morning practice starting with Qigong at sunrise
  • Free time - breakfast
  • 1-hour mid-day session: theory, meditation or light physical work/bodywork
  • Free time - lunch
  • 2-hour evening practice: Kung Fu training and fighting applications
  • Free time - dinner

There will be 2 days off training for resting and free activities.

More about Thomas Croc

Thomas’ passion for Kung Fu is rooted in his journey to find balance, inner strength and vitality through the practice. Thomas’s style of Kung Fu is an integration of meditation and martial arts and leads to a more complete lifestyle where the mind and body become connected and grow together in harmony.

Instructors

Thomas Croc

Location

The camp will take place in a unique natural setting, with lush forest right on the coast and beautiful beach. You will be staying and practicing on the grounds of an organized camping facility where various accommodation options are present for the participants (tent, bamboo hut, caravan, bungalow). There is a restaurant on the grounds, a café, a grocery shop as well as Wi-Fi and washing machines.

Food

There is a restaurant on site offering delicious Mediterranean food and Greek specialties with a view of the sea. Vegan and vegetarian options are available. Fresh fish and seafood, meats, desserts, ice creams and drinks.

There is also a café on the upper side of the grounds where you can take your morning coffee and breakfast, as well as a beach bar for refreshments during the day on the beach.

Additionally, there is a convenience and grocery shop that sells fresh fruit and vegetables, bakery items and all kinds of edible and non-edible items (toiletry essentials, beach equipment). If you need some supply that is not found in the shop, Croc Kung Fu is available to help you get it from the nearest town.

Things to do (optional)

During free time, participants can enjoy the beach and forest surroundings and explore the beautiful peninsula of Sithonia.

What's included

  • 60+ hours of instruction
  • Personal feedback and guidance
  • Digital documents and media
  • 10 nights accommodation

What's not included

  • Meals
  • Transportation to/from the airport

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

You can reach the location by airplane to Thessaloniki Airport "Macedonia" (SKG). International flights arrive at this airport from many countries, as well as domestic flights from Athens and other Greek cities. The location for the camp is at Lacara Camping in Sithonia, Halkidiki, about 100 kilometers from the big city of Thessaloniki in Northern Greece. You can also travel from Athens to Thessaloniki by train or bus.

Arrival by bus

From the airport (or from any location of Thessaloniki), you will need to go to the central bus station Ktel Halkidiki (ΚΤΕΛ ΧΑΛΚΙΔΙΚΗ) and take the bus to Sarti (ΣΑΡΤΗ). Tell the driver you wish to go to Lacara Camping. It’s 20 kilometers before Sarti. The bus will drop you off right in front of the camping entrance. You can check the schedule and buy tickets online at ktel-chalkidikis website.

If you wish to rent a car or motorbike to travel to Halkidiki, that’s also possible and highly recommended to explore the beautiful region of Halkidiki with its countless pristine beaches. You can rent a car or bike from Thessaloniki or travel from Thessaloniki to Halkidiki by bus and rent a car from one of the towns of Halkidiki. The closest one to the camp is Nikiti and has several rental offices. Buses from Thessaloniki to Nikiti run more frequently.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 25% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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